Tracy Cooper-Posey is an award-winning and bestselling author of more than 100 romantic suspense and historical, paranormal and science fiction romances in which random acts of crafting and cooking sometimes take place. She’s addicted to Irish Breakfast tea and chocolate, sometimes taken together. In her spare time she enjoys history, Sherlock Holmes, science fiction and ignoring her treadmill. An Australian Canadian, she lives in Edmonton, Canada with her husband, a former professional wrestler. Learn more about Tracy and her books at her website where you can find her free four book Starter Library.
Meandering Paw Prints Scarf
I was delighted to find out about Lois/Anastasia’s crafting background. I’ve been a dedicated sewing hobbyist for many years, and I’ve lost count of the cosplay outfits I’ve made. I also love crochet (knitting, not so much), beading and quilling.
I try to make as many Christmas presents for my family as I can, each year, in my not-so-infinite spare time. A couple of years ago, I made two of these Meandering Paw Prints scarves, one for my daughter and one for my daughter-in-law. They really went over, and both women are still using them each winter.
I used Bernat Premium yarn, which is lovely and soft—just what you want touching your skin. It’s a reasonable price, too.
If you want to use super economical yarn, you could always soften it using some of the DIY methods, before you make the scarf…or after.
The pattern is super easy. Once you’ve completed a couple of repeats of the pattern, you’ll have it memorized. I made both scarves while sitting in front of television.
Each scarf only took a couple of nights to make—and these are long scarves, as you can see in the photo. Up here in the frozen north, we like a lot of warm layers.
You could make the scarf as long or short as you want, or that your yarn allows. Solid colors work best to show the paw prints properly.
The pattern is from Amy B Stitched, and it is free. You can find it here, or on Ravelry, here. I believe the author also now offers a Paw Print beanie pattern.
My latest novel, War Duke of Britain, book 4 in the Once and Future Hearts romance series set during the time of King Arthur, will be released on Thursday, and is currently available for pre-order.
War Duke of Britain
A Once and Future Hearts Novel
He is not the enemy she came to fight.
Idris the Slayer is the champion of the northern kings. Undefeated in battle, the dark, lone warrior who rides to war with a black wolf at his side spreads fear before him, even among those counted his allies.
When Rhiannon of Galleva rides to her first battle with Emrys and Cai, she expects to fight the Saxon hoards pouring into Britain. She is not braced to defend herself against Idris’ incursion into her heart.
He is a dangerous man to be drawn to, for his allegiance lies with king Lot of Orkney, who holds no love for Uther, the aging High King. Rhiannon’s parents, Anwen and Steffan, are loyal to the High King, as is Count Ector, Cai’s father. Rhiannon’s association with a northern man tears open secrets that have brewed for a generation, forcing Uther and his commanders to fight enemies on two fronts.